Fossilised spider 'biggest on record' The female, which lived about 165 million years ago, belongs to a collection of spiders well known today - the golden orb weavers. Until this new fossil turned up in Inner Mongolia, the most ancient example from this grouping, or genus, was about 35 million years old.
Hopewell Point (Middle Woodland Culture - 2000-1600 yrs ago). Found by a farmer in a cache of Hopewell artifacts in Indiana. It was made from a very clear Quartz Crystal that probably originated from the Arkansas area. The curved blade edge & exotic material are traits seen on other ritual objects connected to the Hopewell culture. Obsidian & a rare variety of deep blue green Flint Ridge chert was also found w/this artifact. www.lithiccastinglab.com
SPINOSAURUS (meaning "spine lizard") is a genus of theropod dinosaur which lived in what is now North Africa, from the lower Albian to lower Cenomanian stages of the Cretaceous period, about 112 to 97 million years ago. Spinosaurus may be the largest of all known carnivorous dinosaurs, even larger than Tyrannosaurus and Giganotosaurus. Estimates published in 2005 and 2007 suggest that it was 12.6 to 18 metres (41 to 59 ft) in length and 7 to 20.9 tonnes (7.7 to 23.0 short tons) in weight.
These Dinosaur Footprints are Ancient and Adorable